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Was Dx with esophageal hypersensitivity that makes it hard to swallow. Any lifestyle changes I can make to help this? Nortriptyline helps but not much

Was Dx with esophageal hypersensitivity that makes it hard to swallow. Any lifestyle changes I can make to help this? Nortriptyline helps but not much

Unclear on diagnosis: If you have a swallowing problem, you need to consult a GI doctor to find out the cause. If this is from a condition known as eosinophilic esophagitis, dietary changes may make a huge difference. If this condition is not controlled, it may lead to permanent obstruction of your esophagus. ...Read more

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Hypersensitivity (Definition)

Hypersensitivity reactions = adverse reactions produced by a normal immune system. ...Read more


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What are the common types of hypersensitivity reactions?

What are the common types of hypersensitivity reactions?

Many possibilities: The word "hypersensitivity" often is used to describe an allergic reaction. Possible causes of allergic reactions are sensitivities to foods, insects, medications, etc... ...Read more

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Can IV Flagyl cause hypersensitivity?

Can IV Flagyl cause hypersensitivity?

I V Flagyl: One can be allergic to this medication. ...Read more

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What is acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

What is acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Inflammation in lung: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is a lung disease in which an inhaled substance capable of triggering an immune response called and "antigen" is inhaled and causes an illness that is like pneumonia, with fever, shortness of breath etc. Symptoms resolve when exposure to the antigen is stopped, but repetitive exposure can result in chronic scar formation in the lung. Steroid medicine can also help. ...Read more

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What does a hypersensitive tooth feel like?

What does a hypersensitive tooth feel like?

Sensitive to temps: Hypersensitive tooth means you feel pain or discomfort when eating or drinking hot or cold foods. It can be caused by a cavity, gum or bone disease, erosion of the tooth, or root exposure. Toothpaste which target sensitivity can help but I recommend dental visit to check for decay or infection. ...Read more

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How do you treat hypersensitivity to sound?

Sound hypersentivity: Too broad question. Cause of sensitivity? Treat the cause! Trauma psychological or physical can trigger hyper response to stimuli, even though sound might not have been part of the trauma. Part of hyperarousal, state of hyper stimulation, easily startled...Treat the cause. If cause not found or not remembered (child trauma-abuses), specialists can still help find cause by different modalities. ...Read more

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What could hypersensitivity to beer indicate?

What could hypersensitivity to beer indicate?

Hops or barley: There are some people allergic to hops or barley used to make beer. Its may also be that the alcohol in beer causes nasal congestion that you mistake for allergic rhinitis. Try drinking a clear spirit like vodka or gin. If those cause the same symptoms as beer the cause is the drug effect of alcohol on your nose. ...Read more

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What is causing hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

What is causing hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Sherlock Holmes: It can be extremely difficulty to identify the source of hypersensitivity penumonitis; there are literally tens and tens of sources for the illness. Some of the top offenders include:
•bird droppings
•humidifiers, heating systems, and hot tubs
•liquid chemicals used in the landscaping and florist industries
•moldy hay, straw, and grain
•chemicals released during the production of plastics and ele. ...Read more

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What does "immune system hypersensitivity" mean?

What does "immune system hypersensitivity" mean?

Overactive against: It means it is overactive toward those immune issues that can be allergy or autoimmune immune responses that can cause you injury Your physician can have you evaluated by an allergist, immunologist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of peanut hypersensitivity?

Peanut allergy: The most serious risk is immidiate allergic responce with swelling of larynx which if not treated can be fatal, and late effects with rash, wheezing and cough are slow to develope and easy to treat. So if you have peanut allergy you carry Epipen (epinephrine) with you all the time. ...Read more

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I'm so paranoid, anyone can help me if hypersensitive?

I'm so paranoid, anyone can help me if hypersensitive?

Yes, there is help: Paranoia and social anxiety can be effectively treated with psychotherapy and/or medications. It's important for people to recognize that the problem with paranoia or hypersensitivity is the symptom itself. The real world issue that is being faced is not truly painful, evil, threatening, or terrible. Anxiety isn't fun.. . But that's where it stops. Treatment allows one to face the fear and win. ...Read more

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How can I block my hypersensitivity to mosquito bites?

How can I block my hypersensitivity to mosquito bites?

Allergy to mosquitos: For many people, taking an otc antihistamine like zyrtec (cetirizine) and applying a potent prescription steroid topically will limit the itch and swelling. ...Read more

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What is an anaphylactic type 1 hypersensitivity reaction?

What is an anaphylactic type 1 hypersensitivity reaction?

IgE mediated: Type 1 hypersensitivity is an immediate, ige-mediated reaction to a trigger (food, insect sting, etc.). ...Read more

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How can I calm hypersensitive nerves after an oral surgery?

How can I calm hypersensitive nerves after an oral surgery?

It depends: It depends on why your nerves are hypersensitive and which nerves are involved. Most likely taking the pain medication your dentist gave you should help. Maybe it would be better to try some anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprophen. You should take to your dentist about this. ...Read more

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I had hypersensitivity pneumonitis last year. Can it return?

I had hypersensitivity pneumonitis last year. Can it return?

Hypersesitive pneumo: Yes it can if you get expsed to the same or similar organic dust, which caused it in first place. ...Read more

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What does "hypersensitivity to rejection" mean? Symptom of SAD

What does "hypersensitivity to rejection" mean? Symptom of SAD

SAD is depression: Triggered by the darkening days of late fall and winter. Less sunlight is a major factor. Hypersensitvity to rejection means that one can over-react to rejection or perhaps see it when it is not there. When we are depressed this is more likely to occur so please keep that in mind. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I had hypersensitivity pneumonitis last june. Am I healthy now?

I had hypersensitivity pneumonitis last june. Am I healthy now?

Maybe: The rate of recurrence of hypersensitivty pneumonitis is very low unless you have repeat contact with the offending agent. Some of these causes include exposures to:
•bird droppings
•humidifiers, heating systems, and hot tubs
•liquid chemicals used in the landscaping and florist industries
•moldy hay, straw, and grain
•chemicals released during the production of plastics and electronics, and chem. ...Read more

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How it caused, and what are the symptoms of a peanut hypersensitivity?

How it caused, and what are the symptoms of a peanut hypersensitivity?

Cause unknown, AVOID: The ultimate cause of peanut allergy is unknown, although it seems to be becoming more common. The treatment is avoidance of peanut--however, if exposed, treatment may range from Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to injectable epinephrine. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

What is the definition or description of: hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Extrinsic alveolitis: A non-ige mediated, immunologically mediated lung disease with generalized symptoms due to sensitization of a wide variety of inhaled organic dusts. These include molds, birds and other antigens found especially in workplaces and hobbies. It affects lung alveoli and can have acute (appears like viral pneumonia), subacute and chronic forms. No one test confirms the disease. ...Read more

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Are hypersensitivity reactions are caused by the cross linking of antibodies?

Are hypersensitivity reactions are caused by the cross linking of antibodies?

On the cell surface.: Ige mediated allergic reactions involve 2 ige antibodies directed against the same allergens in close proximetry on the surface of mast cells or basophils. The antibody then fits in between the 2 ige antibodies. That activates the cell to release mediators (chemicals) that directly or indirectly by activating other cells resulting in allergy symptoms. The ige antibodies themselves do'nt cross link. ...Read more

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My skin is hypersensitive to stimuli lately. This is new. What could be wrong?

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My skin is hypersensitive to stimuli lately. This is new. What could be wrong?

Tactile Hyperesthesi: Term used to describe such sensation. May be symptom of neurologic abnormality such as herpes or peripheral neuropathy. Consult your pcp or neurologist. ...Read more

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What antiretroviral medications can cause a life threatening hypersensitivity?

What antiretroviral medications can cause a life threatening hypersensitivity?

Any drug: Any drug can cause a severe allergic reaction. Some medications are more likely than others such as sulfa, aspirin, penicillin, etc. During 20 years of practicing allergy, I have rarely seen a severe reaction to an antiretroviral medication although this is just my experience. ...Read more

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Signs of symptoms of hypersensitive narcissism or narcissism personality disorder?

Signs of symptoms of hypersensitive narcissism or narcissism personality disorder?

Narcissism: The person believes s/he is special or unique -- more so than others. May also be preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success and power. Feels entitled to special treatment and deference from others; is haughty and lacks empathy for others. Needs excessive admiration, and when this isn't forthcoming, may erupt in rage. May exploit others without concern for their needs. ...Read more

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Are we hypersensitive to cyber bullying? Or is it really that bad out there on the web?

Are we hypersensitive to cyber bullying? Or is it really that bad out there on the web?

It's really that bad: It can also occur via texting on cell phones. However, it's not always clear cut discovering who is the bully and who is bullied. And, like good old fashioned bullying, many perpetrators of cyberbullying were themselves prior victims of bullying. ...Read more

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Are hypersensitivity and allergic reaction synonymous and if not what is the difference?

Are hypersensitivity and allergic reaction synonymous and if not what is the difference?

Medical/lay terms: Medically speaking, there are 4 major types of hypersensitivity: I is immediate, produces itching, sneezing, anaphylaxis, ii is though an antiboy affecting a tissue, iii is by an antibody bound to a substance, and iv, delayed reaction can cause itching, usually a skin lesion, though not immediate.
Allergic reaction is a manifestation of hypersensitivity to a substance when exposed to it. ...Read more

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Can a person have CRPS and not have hypersensitivity to touch and just have temperature changes?

Can a person have CRPS and not have hypersensitivity to touch and just have temperature changes?

CRPS: Yes. CRPS is caused by irritation or compression of the sympathetic nerves which generally control temperature changes as well as skin color changes. There are other nerves that control touch. It is possible to have damage to both of these nerves or just sympathetic. If there are only temperature issues, I would also recommend looking into vascular/ connective tissue issues such as Reynauds ...Read more

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Witnessing domestic violence as a child makes me hypersensitive. Should I turn in my neighbor who shouts?

Witnessing domestic violence as a child makes me hypersensitive. Should I turn in my neighbor who shouts?

Domestic violence: If the shouts are directed to kids, and it happen frequently, the police needs be notified; social workers of the child protection program can be sent to the home to insure the kids' safety. You can call the program yourself early so the kids do not suffer what you suffered. False alert and extra care never hurt. The visit can detect physical violence that remain hidden too long, please do so. ...Read more

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How are you diagnosed with hypersensitivity pneumonitis and can it happen suddenly? What can I do if I have it

How are you diagnosed with hypersensitivity pneumonitis and can it happen suddenly? What can I do if I have it

Multiple things: An appropriate history, chest x-ray ANS appropriate blood tests are often needed. If the exposure that causes it can be identified avoidance of the exposure can be curative. Steroids can help relieve symptoms for the short term. If the exposure persist, serious lung damage can occur. You do need to see your physician or specialist for this problem. ...Read more